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Acrimony over Patria Deal Continues in Parliament

Ljubljana, 8 September - Opposition and coalition parties were at loggerheads Monday as the parliamentary committees for domestic policy and defence met on the eve of an extraordinary session of parliament that will deal with allegations of corruption in a defence deal with Finnish contractor Patria.

Ljubljana
State Prosecutor General Barbara Brezigar at the session of the parliamentary Defence Committee which debated proposed conclusions of the Tuesday extraordinary session of parliament that will deal with allegations of corruption in a defence deal with Finnish contractor Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
The parliamentary Defence Committee debated proposed conclusions of the Tuesday extraordinary session of parliament that will deal with allegations of corruption in a defence deal with Finnish contractor Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
The parliamentary Defence Committee debated proposed conclusions of the Tuesday extraordinary session of parliament that will deal with allegations of corruption in a defence deal with Finnish contractor Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Army Chief of Staff Albin Gutman, Defence Ministry State Secretary Franci Znidarsic and opposition deputy Dusan Kumer (SD) (from left to right) arriving at the session of the parliamentary Defence Committee which debated proposed conclusions of the Tuesday extraordinary session of parliament that will deal with allegations of corruption in a defence deal with Finnish contractor Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana, DZ.
Nujna seja odbora DZ za obrambo, na kateri so obravnavali predlog sklepov v zvezi z obravnavo odločitve za opremljanje Slovenske vojske s pehotnimi bojnimi vozili 8x8, obravnavo izvedbe mednarodnega javnega razpisa ter obravnavo očitkov o domnevnih sumih korupcije pri tej izvedbi.
Obrambni minister Karl Erjavec.
Foto: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Defence Minister Karl Erjavec at the session of the parliamentary Defence Committee which debated proposed conclusions of the Tuesday extraordinary session of parliament that will deal with allegations of corruption in a defence deal with Finnish contractor Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Defence Minister Karl Erjavec at the session of the parliamentary Defence Committee which debated proposed conclusions of the Tuesday extraordinary session of parliament that will deal with allegations of corruption in a defence deal with Finnish contractor Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
The parliamentary Defence Committee debated proposed conclusions of the Tuesday extraordinary session of parliament that will deal with allegations of corruption in a defence deal with Finnish contractor Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Defence Minister Karl Erjavec at the session of the parliamentary Defence Committee which debated proposed conclusions of the Tuesday extraordinary session of parliament that will deal with allegations of corruption in a defence deal with Finnish contractor Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
The parliamentary Defence Committee debated proposed conclusions of the Tuesday extraordinary session of parliament that will deal with allegations of corruption in a defence deal with Finnish contractor Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
The parliamentary Defence Committee debated proposed conclusions of the Tuesday extraordinary session of parliament that will deal with allegations of corruption in a defence deal with Finnish contractor Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
The parliamentary Defence Committee debated proposed conclusions of the Tuesday extraordinary session of parliament that will deal with allegations of corruption in a defence deal with Finnish contractor Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Defence Minister Karl Erjavec at the session of the parliamentary Defence Committee which debated proposed conclusions of the Tuesday extraordinary session of parliament that will deal with allegations of corruption in a defence deal with Finnish contractor Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Former chair of a parliamentary commission which investigated possible corruption in the deal with Patria and opposition deputy Milan M. Cvikl (SD) arriving at the session of the parliamentary Defence Committee which debated proposed conclusions of the Tuesday extraordinary session of parliament that will deal with allegations of corruption in a defence deal with Finnish contractor Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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